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by GTR1400MAN
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VW Trailer Assist
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: VW Trailer Assist

That's funny. :lol: I wonder how they got the 'trailer' registered for road use? It doesn't look like it would pass a kit car inspection/test/mot. Of course I had to then go and find out what Trailer Assist actually is. It's a development of park assist. So intended for all those who can't drive wit...
by GTR1400MAN
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

crr003 wrote:Now hang on, that’s brilliant.
My sister keeps four chickens and it’s a bugger finding them to bring them in at night sometimes.
Next Christmas present sorted!

Must be popular, out of stock. There's even a video of them.

https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/high_vis_chicken_jacket/
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

And finally ...

Why did the chicken cross the road?



Yes, this is a real product!
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

akirk wrote:you should miss the man as you will be avoiding the car!
Alasdair

?? Over my head.
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

There's a good comment in the article you linked to Horse pointing out the test is not really that scientific. The test is trying to suggest that HiViz gives no benefit because drivers were still to close. That reminds of the oft quoted "It's not a force field". The purpose of HiViz is to ...
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

Not seen the pianist. Any idea who & where? Don't know who but the pic was taken in Brentwood October 2004 according to Flickr. It used to be seen around the Essex, Chelmsford area. Interestingly one of our IAM Group members (a past Associate of mine) IS a professional pianist and takes his key...
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

While the POLITE vests are annoying (to me), this HiViz setup has always brought a smile (and done long before the Polite vests appeared).

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by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

How about these abominations? :evil: :evil: :roll:

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by GTR1400MAN
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 794

Re: Pros and cons of hi-vis

How about this one? Where's the irony emoticon when you need one? :D

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by GTR1400MAN
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excess Insurance
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Excess Insurance

Only heard about this today. The ability to insure your excess. Here's one such company offering . Now increasing your excess on you car/bike policy can bring the premium down considerably and on the comparison sites the lower quotes are often accompanied by a higher compulsory excess. What are the ...

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